Little Bow Lake Reservoir

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Little Bow Lake Reservoir
LocationVulcan County, Alberta
Coordinates50°11′40″N 112°40′26″W / 50.19444°N 112.67389°W / 50.19444; -112.67389Coordinates: 50°11′40″N 112°40′26″W / 50.19444°N 112.67389°W / 50.19444; -112.67389
Basin countries Canada
Max. length3.8 km (2.4 mi)
Max. width3.6 km (2.2 mi)
Surface area5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Average depth4.3 m (14 ft)
Max. depth11 m (36 ft)
Surface elevation853 m (2,799 ft)
ReferencesLittle Bow Lake Reservoir

Little Bow Lake Reservoir is a reservoir in Alberta. It is popular in the area as a swimming hole and fishing spot.[1]


The land that is now Little Bow Lake Reservoir used to be a depression in a flat, grassy prairie. The area was used by the Blackfoot tribe as a hunting ground for buffalo. The Canadian government filled the depression with water in 1920 with water from the Little Bow River.